ive been recording for years now, and just recently started recording on a seperate laptop, for on the go kind of recording. I have a Sony Vaio VGN-NR485E, which has a built in Realtek High Definition Audio Sound Card in. I record with Adobe Audition 3.0 which needs an ASIO sound card to record, since the Realtek card does not offer this, I downloaded ASIO4ALL and have been using it. The problem is, it crashes on occasion. If Audition thinks I have another program open using my sound card such as Reason or Fruity Loops, Audition will lock up and close. I would be interested in upgrading my sound card to resolve this issue, however I dont know exactly what has ASIO capabilities and what does not. Also, this being my first lap top, im not sure on how to do this, would a new sound card be an external device or internal? Anyway, if you have any suggestions on sound cards please throw them my way. Thanks.